I sat in front of my computer this morning wondering to myself what I should write for my next post.
A blank computer screen rarely provides me with inspiration.
My mind drifted to the well-intentioned blog editorial calendar I created in January.
Where did I put that thing anyway? Why don’t I have a few pre-written posts ready to publish at the hint of a dry spell?
My excuse, as usual: too busy.
Too busy? I looked around me to find evidence of my busyness. There appeared to be too many “unresolved domestic issues” to account for that.
I took a five-minute break for my daily dose of would haves, should haves, could haves…the Voice of Doubt enters (I thought I had learned to silence that thing)!
My mobile phone buzzes with a notification: a calendar reminder of a scheduled meeting for which I will undoubtedly be tardy.
Picking up my cell phone is often a big mistake.
Ten minutes and multiple social media interactions later, I glance up at the blank screen again. Well, that was helpful, Amy.
Disturbed by my earlier excuse of busyness, I pick up my phone again scrolling through my camera roll. Maybe the evidence is right here.
Apparently I have taken more than one hundred photos on my phone over the last seven days.
Here is what I found:
Photos of the “new” sofa we found last Saturday along with fabric swatches for reupholstering it.
College visits during winter break to Clemson and Wofford with my daughter who is a high school junior.
Tillman Hall, Clemson University, Clemson SC
Wofford College, Spartenburg, SC
Daddy-daughter chefs preparing a weeknight meal.
Letterpress class at Redux Contemporary Art Center on Wednesday evening.
Website header and background updated.
Darius Rucker concert in Columbia SC with teenage daughter and her boyfriend.
Saturday morning Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Flower arrangements made and safely delivered for the Ashley Hall semi-formal pre-event dinner (seated dinner for 26 teens at a private home).
Front porch cleaned and planters replenished by husband in hopes that the beautiful Spring weather is here to stay.
Girl Scout cookies located, purchased and consumed.
Girl Scout cookies at last!
House full of teens preparing for dance finally leaving.
Pre-dance photo shoot.
All of the essentials of a great Sunday afternoon.
Watching this season’s last episode of Downtown Abbey with my daughter.
Not pictured: Meetings, meals, work, school, family time, date night, talks with teenager, laundry, cleaning house, errands, doctor’s appointments, etc.
Evidence of living life
Ahhh. So that’s what I have been so busy doing.
L I V I N G L I F E
Most of it is unscheduled, unquantifiable and cannot be crossed off a list.
Just living life.
And thankful for it all.